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Experts share latest data, research and treatments at diabetes conference

Experts shared the latest data, research and treatments for diabetes this month at a conference at the Royal Society of Medicine.

The 14 speakers comprised specialist clinicians and leading academics. Across a series of presentations and panel discussions, they discussed what’s new in the field of diabetes care.

The audience of 200, in the building and online, gained insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Type-2 diabetes care, the latest data on prevention and remission, and what the future holds for the treatment of complications in secondary care.

Diabetes currently affects 4.9m people in the UK and, with diagnoses doubling in the last 15 years, estimates suggest that one in ten people in this country could have diabetes by 2030. 

Throughout the interactive event on 11 July 2022, audience members asked questions of speakers and panellists and shared their experiences of managing diabetes through the pandemic, obesity control, nerve damage, and complications affecting the heart, eyes, liver and kidneys.

Event participants also gained a better understanding of emerging medications and treatments and learnt what the latest research tells us about their usefulness and efficacy.

The conference was free to all attendees, thanks to the generous support of the event sponsor, Novo Nordisk, who held a symposium session over the lunch break on collaborative working to support people living with Type-2 diabetes.

The RSM Library is currently hosting an exhibition, on loan from Novo Nordisk. ‘100 Years of Insulin: a photo exhibition’ is a historical walk-through of some of the major innovation milestones related to diabetes care and understanding following the discovery and first use of insulin. It details the experiences of those living with diabetes – both past and present. Find out more about the exhibition.

The Royal Society of Medicine provides a range of learning resources for diabetologists, including regular events organised by the RSM Endocrinology and Diabetes Section. Meetings plan to explore current concepts and innovations in the field of endocrinology, helping clinicians and scientists maintain their training and keep ahead in new developments. 

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